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Value Direction: Moving Crafts toward Sustainability in the Yangstze River Delta, China

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Value Direction : Moving Crafts toward Sustainability in the Yangstze River Delta, China. / Zhan, Xiaofang; Walker, Stuart.

In: Sustainability, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1252, 19.04.2018.

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title = "Value Direction: Moving Crafts toward Sustainability in the Yangstze River Delta, China",
abstract = "The paper presents ongoing research on craft and design for sustainability in the YangtzeRiver Delta (YRD), China. Based on previous research into the relationship between craft anddesign for sustainability, and literature on value, a typology of five values pertaining to craftis defined. This research investigates values and craft practices in the YRD through identifyingthe direction of craftwork development in the region and evaluating them against the definedfive values. It is found that some crafts in the YRD are commercialized and strongly influenced bycosmopolitanism and consumerism, while some crafts with high intrinsic values are still in declineand need specific interventions. However, these interventions need more context-based considerationand evaluation. What might be regarded as “excessive” intervention in commercial promotion andmass-production could potentially homogenize local crafts, thereby undermining their distinctivenessand their intrinsic values. The aim of this paper is to (a) identify the direction of different craftworkscategories in the YRD; and (b) evaluate them with the defined five values in order to inform futuredesign intervention.",
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